Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 5031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro-can, nitro-keg and nitro-bottle; Filtered
Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder. Abv ranges from 4.1 to 4.3 % depending on where it was brewed (Guinness exports a hopped and concentrated wort to regional breweries who then brew it on site).
Launched in 1961.
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, about 25 to 30% flaked barley, and about 10% roasted barley, with no other grains or sugars; several hop varieties, mainly Goldings (pellets and isomerized extract); a flocculent head-forming ale yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
Black color; creamy nitrogen head. Light roasted aroma. In the taste, the roasted bitterness shows up more at the end. Average stout, really smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17468) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 My goodness! My Guinness. A lot can be - and has been - said about this beer. Its iconic status is basically unparalleled in the beer world - and for good reason. Guinness is simply wonderful. The thick, creamy head; the dark stout below...I can’t think of another beer so recognizable. People have different opinions about Guinness and its taste. I usually detect hints of coffee and chocolate. I always detect hints of complete deliciousness. Some people disagree with me, and they’re just stupid. I lived in Dublin for five months, so I have more than a special place for Guinness in my heart. And Guinness really is good for you. A 12oz serving has 9.9 carbs and 110 calories, which is way better than most beers of this caliber. I realize that this entry is a bit rambling and disjointed; I’ll fix it up later. I just wanted to get a rating up here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (16903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2003
Black, with a very nice and lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma is milk chocolarte. Flavor is chocolate too, with some bitterness. A smooth and mild stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2006
Can, Nitro-type. 4.1%ABV. Almost black with a medium beige head. Aroma is mostly burned malt, with some coffee notes. Mellow mouthfeel, quite thin and with a flavor of burned malt and coffee. Dry, bitter finish, but not the typical hop-bitterness. (060327)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16111) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
Canned. It had the awesome head distinctive of a Guinness with nice microscopic bubbles. Almost pitch black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16003) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Served on tap at the Clermont Arms, Blackrock, Co Louth, Eire into a Guinness pint glass (Dec ’11). Dark black with a finger and a bit of white head, appears a dark brown if held to the light. Very little aroma from this stout, slight roasted malt and very faint sweet smelling of perhaps toffee. Maintains head very well throughout drinking and lacing also prevelant until the end. No real tastes that jump out and grab you, just a very easy drinking stout with great smooth mouthfeel, slightly bitter aftertaste and perhaps very very mild hints of chocolate/toffee, more malt/iron in flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (15948) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Thin bodied for at stout at least. Smooth with a dry and light roasted bitter finish. 051209

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15761) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 16, 2011
Der Schaum ist wirklich ein Knaller, ließe ich das Bier über Nacht stehen, wäre die Krone wahrscheinlich immernoch perfekt. Das Bier selber kommt weniger gut weg, der Antrunk ist dezent malzig, durch die fehlende Kohlensäure wirkt es leicht abgestanden. Der Mittelteil, der wiederrum ein herbes Aroma vertritt, ist mit einem wässrigen Kern wohl am schlechtesten gelungen. Der Abgang schmeckt zuerst künstlich, das röstmalzige Aroma, das noch lange im Mund bleibt, kann ihn jedoch noch retten. Test vom 29.12.2005, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 15,10,12,9,-,9 - 10,26

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (15616) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 Tap
Perfect tanned creamy head and ebony colour. Coffee aroma. Taste is coffee aroma and roasted, even smoked malt filtered through cream head. Finishing very long with bitter and roasted mouthfeel. (7/5/9/5/18 4.4)
<iFRe-rated, nitro-can
Perfect Guinness outlook - benchmark for others. Quite weak chocolate aroma. Smooth, chocolaty, roasted and bitter, lacks a bit fullness of tapped version. (6/5/7/4/16 3.8) Re-rated, nitro-can
Looks good. Aroma slightly skunked. Taste balanced roasted with hoppy finish. (4/5/6/3/13 3.1)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15324) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Black with creamy white head, Fabolous looks... however thin palate (watery) . Roasted notes - coffee mainly. Drinkable but too watery for my taste. OK, sometimes drink it at the local Irish pub!

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